Hello, everyone. Cloverfield Monster here back again with a new blog. We all love good movies. Everyone does. Whenever we walk into a movie, we go in hoping it's good in one way or another. But, sometimes, it is possible to enjoy a bad movie. Especially when a movie is so bad that it ends up becoming incredibly hilarious and entertaining to watch because of how utterly inept and awful it is. This is what today's topic is about. I will present to you my list of "so-bad-it's-good" movies.
Batman and Robin
This movie is considered by many to be, to date, the worst Batman movie of all time. A movie so bad that it killed the Batman movie franchise until Christopher Nolan brought it back to life with Batman Begins. But, it's badness is precisely why I kind of enjoy it. Various reasons such as Mr. Freeze's ridiculous puns, a portrayal of Bane so inaccurate it becomes laughable, excessively cartoonish nature, the and of course the infamous Bat-nipples and Bat-Credit Card scene. It's a movie so gloriously awful that you can have fun watching it and laughing at its ineptitude.
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros is the first in a seemingly-never-ending string of bad video game movie adaptations (fingers crossed for Tomb Raider and Rampage to end the streak next year). The Super Mario Bros. movie is such a completely inaccurate portrayal of the Mario universe by Nintendo, that it becomes entertaining for how awful it is, such as the whole "trust the fungus" thing, wildly inaccurate evolutionary theories, cheesy performances and the infamous "MONKEY!" sequence. Super Mario Bros. is a complete desecration of everything Mario stands for, but much like a horrible car accident, I couldn't look away. To me, the fact that it's so-bad-it's-good makes me completely understand why it gained a cult following in the first place.
The Giant Claw
This movie is considered to be one of the reigning kings of "so-bad-it's-good movies. The Giant Claw is a 1950's monster movie with one of the most unintentionally hilarious and goofy-looking monsters to ever disgrace the screen. Reportedly, when the movie was in production, the cast was not allowed to see what the monster looked like until they saw it in the premiere, so they had to use their imagination. And when the film premiered in 1957, as soon as The Giant Claw appeared on screen, the audience reportedly burst into uncontrollable laughter and one of the actors was so embarassed that he went home early and got drunk. Not to mention the infamous catchphrase they used constantly throughout the film, "As big as a battleship" or "flying battleship". They were originally going to get stop-motion master Ray Harryhausen to make the monster, but they decided to get a company in Mexico to do the effects to cut costs. Big mistake on their part. But, nevertheless, if you're looking for a film to laugh at its expense, The Giant Claw is for you.
And finally, we have Ratatoing. For those who don't know, this is a mockbuster produced in Brazil. It's about a rat who works in a restaurant and wants to serve customers tasty, delicious food. Sound familiar? Yes, this film is a shameless rip-off of Disney Pixar's Ratatouille. This film is not only notorious for that, but it's also infamous for having animation so poor, so incredibly awful that it sends many who watch it into a burst of uncontrollable laughter, such as myself. I'm honestly surprised Pixar didn't sue them for this. But, in all honestly, I'm glad they didn't, because Ratatoing is honestly a great source for unintentional laughs.
And that's my list of "so-bad-it's-good" films. Do you agree with this list? If not, what would YOU add instead? Tell me in the comments below.